You’re never too old to learn a thing, or two
After a lifetime in architectural and case work, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about working with wood.
Readers will recall that I started a little “stick windsor” chair several weeks ago, my first of that ilk. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at how demanding the project was. It necessitated thinking a little “out of the box” in terms of measuring from reference data, etc. I believe this chair may be “V1”, with additional iterations coming in the future. It is surprisingly comfortable, although this particular seat is fairly narrow. I think that I’ll build future chairs with stretchers. While it is correct for these chairs to be built with or without stretchers, I think their use would add just a touch more stability (although this little baby is solid). I don’t get excited that often, but I’m excited and I want to thank all of my chairmaker friends who’ve given me a renewed interest.